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Featured Blog Posts – September 2015 Archive (10)

Join Us at the 5th Annual Walk Against Domestic Violence

New Haven, CT –Join us as a Walker or Volunteers on  October 3, 2015 for the 5th Annual Walk Against Domestic Violence held at the East Rock Park Pavilion, New Haven,  CT.

Family Centered Services of CT will be hosting the 5th Annual Walk Against Domestic Violence in East Rock Park in New Haven, CT.  Join over 200 people as we walk to support victims of Domestic Violence.  Volunteers are needed for all areas of the walk from registration to route marshal. …

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Added by Susan D'Orvilliers on September 23, 2015 at 3:21pm — No Comments

Nonprofit Board Fiduciary Duty of Care

The following Wall Street Journal article is about a lot of topics in the nonprofit governance world. I thought framing my own thoughts around a nonprofit board's fiduciary duty of care to be one area of focus but beyond this subject is a rarely displayed "what can happen" when there's a new chair "in town" and when there are questions of competency (re paid staff) and transparency (financial and program) and the board's own fulfillment of its duty to provide complete oversight. Certainly…

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Added by Mike Burns on September 22, 2015 at 3:22pm — No Comments

Forecast: Local Nonprofit Leadership

As a generation of nonprofit leaders approaches retirement and the economic climate continues to stress financial resources, organizations in the social sector should shift their approaches to planning, governance and investment, according to a new report presented Tuesday, September 15. 

The findings of the report, …

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Added by The Community Foundation for GNH on September 17, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

Regulators Need to Scrutinize Health Insurance Mergers

Regulators Need to Scrutinize Health Insurance Mergers; so wrote the New York Times Editorial Board. this point cannot be overstated.

It's also important that Consumers and Advocacy Groups pay close attention! 

Health Insurance companies are trying to circumvent the ACA and price gouge consumers.  Two proposed mergers will reduce competition, raise premiums and shut many…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on September 15, 2015 at 1:09am — 1 Comment

Parental Involvement in Schools and Education IS Essential

OneWorld Progressive Institute Presents: EDUCATION AGENDA -

Parental Involvement in Schools and Education IS Essential

The education of children is a collaborative (team) effort.  If you drop your child off at school and have no input or knowledge of what is happening at school, you are not holding up your end.  It's your responsibility to see to…

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Added by N'Zinga Shani on September 12, 2015 at 11:09pm — 1 Comment

Nonprofit Governance and the Law

In one of those "render under Caesar" (check your New Testament for greater understanding) and what appears to be a NIMBY challenge, the Tampa officials are basically on-attack of a homeless shelter that by many standards, appears to be doing its job--providing shelter to the homeless of Tampa. But it's clear from the Tampa Tribune article, that not everyone is pleased with the job the Shelter is doing and for the moment, using the courts and law enforcement to solve their perception of the…

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Added by Mike Burns on September 11, 2015 at 10:38am — No Comments

OPEN ENROLLMENT - 14-21 TEEN GROUP - EMPOWERED TO SURVIVE

Y.E.S. I CAN Teen Group ages 14-21 NOW…
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Added by N'Zinga Shani on September 10, 2015 at 9:23pm — No Comments

Nonprofit Sustainability Strategies

For a growing nonprofit with a small board, those interested summer students are a crucial revenue stream. And getting the Academy’s studios ready by the first day of the program was imperative.

“We don’t have board members donating $100,000,” said board chair Andre Tchelistcheff, an architect who led the renovation. “The school is financially viable.”

These three sentences in a Wall Street Journal article on the Gelsey Kirlkland Academy's new space and future highlights that…

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Added by Mike Burns on September 4, 2015 at 3:09pm — No Comments

A Season of Gargoyles

Cheers to All!!!

The Fall will soon be upon us. Now what about a great tour to add to the brilliance of the autumnal sparkle of the trees in New Haven.

My recommendation is Mat Duman and his wonderful tour on the…

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Added by Patricia B. Illingworth on September 3, 2015 at 4:07pm — No Comments

Positions Available: AmeriCorps VISTA with PAVE New Haven

Are you interested in serving a year with AmeriCorps as an AmeriCorps VISTA? Click here to apply to serve as an AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteer in Service to America) Member with PAVE New Haven. Partnering to Advance Visions in Education (PAVE) is an AmeriCorps VISTA Project that…

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Added by Aidan Wildes on September 2, 2015 at 10:49am — No Comments

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Neighborhoods: What is Working

Institutional Precipitation

Institutions can enable citizen action if they can be a precipitant rather than a programmatic intervener. A precipitating action avoids defining for neighbors what should be done, how it should be done and who should do it. Instead, it acts to precipitate citizens performing these three actions.

Organizing the Unorganizables

The leader in the drug-use harm elimination movement, Ann Livingston talks about her work as a community organizer dedicated to working at the local, regional and national levels to improve the lives of people who use illegal drugs.

Life after FIX

Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users (VANDU) co-founder Ann Livingston talks about the successes and setbacks in establishing Insite, Vancouver's supervised injection site and the only one of its kind in North America.

Open Street Project

Join us for an Open Streets Study Tour October 6th-8th!

The Open Streets Project is partnering with the non-profit organization New Brunswick Tomorrow to deliver an educational Open Streets Study Tour in New Brunswick, NJ from October 6th - October 8th. The Study Tour will feature classroom sessions, networking opportunities, a behind the scenes tour of New Brunswick’s industry leading Ciclovia.

The post Join us for an Open Streets Study Tour October 6th-8th! appeared first on Open Streets Project.

Open Streets Project Revamped

The Open Streets Project has undergone some changes over the last year. We bid a sad farewell to project co-founder, the Alliance for Biking & Walking, who are moving on to other things, and we happily welcomed a new partner, international Open Streets leader 8 80 Cities. We are excited for all the possibilities and energy this partnership will bring.

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Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Accounting for a Family’s Financial Future

A young mother in Chicago has solid footing on a career path and has taken control of her family’s financial future, thanks to a LISC-supported Financial Opportunity Center. LISC’s innovative Twin Accounts™ are part of the process, allowing her to save and build a credit score, all at the same time.

It’s Time to Help More Communities Prevent Crime

In a blog for CitiesSpeak, Jason Cooper, a director for LISC’s safety initiatives, describes the urgent work of helping residents, non-profits and police work together to prevent crime—which is exactly what LISC supports in 74 areas across the country through the Justice Department’s Community-Based Crime Reduction Program. As the national training and technical assistance partner for the program, LISC has an up-close view of how it succeeds in making communities safer, stronger and more cohesive.

A Study of Two Americas—and How to Bring Them Closer

A new study on race and economic mobility in the United States by economists Raj Chetty and Nathaniel Hendren stresses the role that neighborhoods can play in closing the country’s yawning, race-based opportunity gap. In the blog that follows, David Greenberg, LISC’s new director of Research and Evaluation, unpacks the lessons of the study, and posits how the findings can help guide the work of LISC and its partners going forward.

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